The Town Council would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. The Office will be open again on Monday 7th January 2019.
St Just Town Council News
The full report of the event can be seen at the link below. Through contacts made at the presentation, it is hoped that the painting and research will be exhibited at St Just Library, while also being shared with the Town Council and the Local Neighbourhood Development Plan as an example of public engagement. Discussion has already begun regarding on further collaboration by Peter Ward with Dr Willett with the possibility of developing the event in other areas. Business and public groups in the area have also approached Peter to run similar workshops for upcoming events.
Salary scale: SCP 15–17 (£9,228 – £9606) = Full Time £17,072 –£17,772 when based on 37 Hours week + Membership of LGPS (Pension).
St Just Town Council is seeking a part time (20 hrs per week) Support Officer.
The role is varied and demanding and involves working on both Town Council and
potentially Cornwall Council procedures. Post is subjected to a probation period of six months.
A job description and person specification are on the vacancy page.
Please submit a completed application form and monitoring form with a covering letter to:
Telephone: 01736 788412
Email: above for the attention, Chairman of Staffing
Closing /date: 5pm 18 December 2018.
Interviews to be held in Mid/late-January 2019
Local citizens were honoured in presentations made on behalf of St Just Town Council by Mayor Brian Clemens.
Gorsedh Kernow announces host town for 2019
“St Just is one of the jewels of Cornwall,” said the Grand Bard of Cornwall, Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, “and we are so happy to be gathering in such an important and historic town for next year’s Esedhvos Festival.”
The Grand Bard’s words were spoken as a joint declaration with town mayor Cllr Brian Clemens that St Just in Penwith, in the far west of Cornwall, would host the 2019 Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture and bardic ceremony.
“We are delighted that the bards of the Cornish Gorsedd have accepted our invitation to hold their celebrations here next year,” said Cllr Clemens.
“We are immensely proud of our town’s history as a very important mining area and also home to Britain’s oldest working theatre, so familiar to the many bards who have studied its history and taken part in performances here over the years.”
Accepting the invitation on behalf of fellow bards, Mrs Carne expressed a wish for friendship and inclusiveness among Cornish people as they celebrate their distinct cultural identity.
“St Just is rightly proud of its place in the hearts of Cornish people,” said the Grand Bard, “and we look forward to working with local people to make next year’s Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture is one of the best ever.”
The external audit of the Town Council’s accounts was completed on 6 September 2018.
To view the official notice of the conclusion of Audit and the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the 2017/18 Financial Year, see the links in the Documents Section of this website. The 4 sheets will also be on the Noticeboard from 18 September 2018.
The Town Council has submitted its Business Case to Cornwall Council following the 3 September 2018 Meeting. The Council plans to take over the Library on 1 April 2019 under the authority of Section 101 of the LGA 1972. The Library will be funded on the assumption of raising its demand for the Precept to Cornwall Council in 2019/2020 by 20% rising to 30% in 2021; for the Library related activities. The Business case was accepted by Cornwall Council subject to Director’s approval. The Minutes of 3 September 2018 (TC 104) show more details. Both Councils are working towards this objective, but no legally binding agreement has been entered into by either Council at this stage.
Following several years of discussion, the Town Council would like all residents to know that negotiations are now proceeding well with Cornwall Council to purchase the Library building, part of which will become the Town Council Office, with the remainder continuing to provide the Library Service.
There is much work to be done in the next few weeks and months, but we are hopeful that the purchase may be completed in the first half of 2019. There will be an update on Monday 3rd September at 6.45pm, open to the public, immediately before the Full Town Council meeting at 7.15pm.
St Just Town Council is inviting quotations from interested parties / companies for its grass cutting and maintenance contract which is due for renewal in July 2018. This a three year contract. The successful tenderer will be required to submit proof of adequate Public Liability Insurance and appropriate certification for use of power tools, if required.
The areas of work include the following locations:-
Plain-an-Gwarry, St Just – Cutting and removal of grass. Two cuts per month throughout the growing season (Apr to Sept). One cut per month for the remaining months. Quotation to include grass feed (twice per year).
Boscaswell Corner Gardens – Cutting and maintaining grassed area. Prune, weed and keep in general good order plants / shrubs, including removal of all waste. Maximum cuts 18 per year.
Pendeen Car Park & Toilet Area – General border & plant maintenance. Max 18 visits per year. (To include the Millennium Stone and flower bed situated behind the bus stop). Removal and disposal of waste from site.
St Just Toilet block, Lafrowda Car Park – General border & plant maintenance. Max 18 visits per year. Removal and disposal of waste from site.
Closed Churchyards, St Just – Maximum six cuts per year. Grass to be removed from site. Work to be carried out under direction of St Just in Bloom. Wild garden area to be remain uncut.
Carnyorth Bus Shelter – To keep in good order area around the bus shelter. Max 4 cuts per year. All waste to be removed from site.
Tenders to be submitted to Cas Leo, Locum Town Clerk by no later than 6 August 2018.
For further information please contact Cas Leo on 01736 788412 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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The remaining funds from 2017/8 Mayor Allowance were divided between three local charities before the Council meeting on 18 June 2018. Cheques presented to The Miners Chapel – David James, Pendeen Silver Band – Bryan Stevens and Douglas Woolcock Trust who shared £778 between them. Cheques were presented by Mayor Brian Clemens.